The administration under Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha approved the transfer of state land for various purposes including over 65 acres in favour of the CRPF, on October 28.. The transfer of land was made to establish battalion camping sites including in key areas of South Kashmir such as Anantnag, Shopian and Pulwama. The villagers expressed “shock” over the land transfer decision that they believe would put an end to their farming rights. Here is Newsclick's ground report.